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Old March 25th, 2006, 09:36 AM   #1
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Default Opinions, MP3 player, XM or Sirius?

What do ya think? What do you have? For audio in the Jeep.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 09:53 AM   #2
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Old March 25th, 2006, 10:19 AM   #3
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I use my portable XM unit in the jeep, I have the roady2 with remote, I put the unit in a mesh pocket on the passenger seat seat cover facing me, ( i dont have my center console in anymore) Its small, protected and I get good music The remote allows me to easily change the channels while leaving it in the pocket
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Old March 25th, 2006, 10:26 AM   #4
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I love my mp3 decks.

Now, my case is this, which is not everyones setup.

1) I'm married, so there are two of us sharing the CD collection, and we used to always seem to want the same disk.

2) Due to #1, I have ripped about 1500 cds, and have a large collection of other mp3s, on a server. We have the server plugged into the network, off which we have two other desktops and two laptops, all which can burn CDs. Also, we have a stereo plugged into the server, so 99% of our home music is listened to off the server playlists, not from cds.

3) we each have portable MP3 players, which are the greatest invention ever. Not stupid big bulky iPods, I prefer small ones(I've had great luck with my Creative MuVo's, just moved up to a 512mb one, which holds about 10 hours of music, and is a thumb-drive, too)

4) So, naturally we put mp3 capable cd players in all our cars. One CD holds about 160 songs. Usually organize into directories.


I hate the idea of paying for the radio. I really NEVER listen to the radio. Now, if I listened to the radio a lot, I'd consider it. But mainly I like more older stuff, so thats what I listen to. As new songs come out, my wife usually grabs them off iTunes, so we do get new stuff into the mix.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 10:48 AM   #5
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4) So, naturally we put mp3 capable cd players in all our cars. One CD holds about 160 songs. Usually organize into directories.
That's what I have done too but I always end up messing up the CD on a trail ride or I can't find the song I want. A ipod or a creative 20 gig unit would make it easier to find what i'm looking for.

I wish I could fit more on my iPAQ...I could use it as a mp3 player as well as a gps unit but it only holds a gig.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 10:54 AM   #6
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We haver Sirius radio in two vehicles at work and it awesome. The variety is great and no comercials. I'm trying to talk the wife into getting it for her Suburban. Or if there is portable unit than can be used in mulitiple vehicles that would be cool.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 10:55 AM   #7
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well I'm like Jesus , but I have both Sirius and mp3. both are great but the main question your looking to answer is do you want to pick what you hear and can't adjust it much or do you just want to pick a station that your in the mood for. check out the sirius channels they have over a 150 of them.
just my input.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 10:58 AM   #8
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I have both as well.
I listen to my XM for more than my mp3.
Plus, you can listen to baseball, basketball, football, espn, etc. There are tons of great classic rock stations.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 11:00 AM   #9
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Looking at this too...it can record and playback tv shows also.


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Old March 25th, 2006, 02:45 PM   #10
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I'd go with an XM-ready MP3 player.

Sirius is good also, but does not have ground repeaters so it doesn't work very well inside or somewhere where the sky is obstructed.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 02:57 PM   #11
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MUDDYPAWS i am in the market to upgrade my tired old cd changer to a modern mp3/wma indash head unit. I onlyjust started looking but there a a number of units with aux and usb inputs. I am not even sure all the models that say they are "ipod" compatible means literally the apple co. ipod unit or are they being sloppy and mean any usb MP3 player.

If i was you and you dont have a mp3 player get a 30 gig unit from whomever you like and put it in the center console, hook that sumbitch up the the head unit and never hear the same song for weeks.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 04:19 PM   #12
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i personally like XM, have had it about 6 monthes and no complaints. however if you do go with xm or sirius make sure not to modulate into the radio, hardwire it.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 04:48 PM   #13
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i personally like XM, have had it about 6 monthes and no complaints. however if you do go with xm or sirius make sure not to modulate into the radio, hardwire it.

I NEVER have had a problem with mine and it is not hard wired... sounds great
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Old March 25th, 2006, 06:42 PM   #14
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I used a FM modulator while I had the laptop in the Jeep. The laptop was nice for GPS...big screen and all but it was hard to get to the songs while driving. Never had a real problem with sound quality though.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 07:35 PM   #15
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like I said i do have both and it's really your call, just to give you some info thou my library is well over 2200 songs and it winds out to be 12.6 gig on the hard drive. according to comcast rhapsody that equals out to 6.6 days without hearing a repeat. just trying to give you as much info to make an educated decision.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 09:51 PM   #16
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Yea, I have about 4600 songs on the PC here...ripped all our cd's because we were destroying them in the van, the car, and the jeep.

Wish they had a thing that slid into a SD slot that made it so you could stick like a bunch od SD cards in there...or a SD interface for a hard drive.
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